Thursday, May 24, 2012

Warriors Destined For San Francisco

Well, the move that many Warrior fans have been waiting for ever since the Warriors expressed interest in moving out of Oakland finally have their answer.

Warriors SF Uniforms
The NBA declared Monday that the Warriors would likely be moving back across the bay in time for the 2017 season. The Warriors recently brought back their "The City" jerseys, the ones they originally wore when they were in San Francisco, which started the pondering as to whether the Warriors will move our not. This is good news for Warriors fans, even if your an Oakland resident, as at least they're staying in the Bay Area, and won't be moving down south to San Jose or any other Silicon Valley destination. There are a lot of East Bay Warrior fans that won't be as excited about the move, but again, this move was for the best for the organization. The fact of the matter is that the Warriors were having trouble attracting free agents to come to play in Oakland, and that may start changing when this team makes the move back across the bay. At the same time, some purists are worried that the die hard nature of the Warrior fans that have clogged the Oracle the last decade or so will disintegrate. I'm not though. This move is being given a ton of advance notice, and it's not like the W's are jumping ship next season. Chances are this teams roster will be overhauled and have a much different look to it  when the team does get a new Downtown San Francisco arena and first and foremost, this team is staying in the Bay Area. Heck, the changes came this last season when they got rid of one of the all-time Warrior greats in Monta Ellis. I get the sting Oakland fans are feeling after this news, but it could be a helluva lot of worse.

With the playoffs still going, and the regular season done, there hasn't really been any personnel issues to discuss, but one Warrior who's been touted repeatedly since the end of the season was their rookie shooting guard Klay Thompson. After finishing 6th in the ROY balloting earlier in the month, the Warriors first year guard earned himself a spot on the NBA All-Rookie team. The first Warrior besides Stephen Curry to get such honors in a long, long time. I'm telling you, I have a good feeling about the direction that this team is heading, with their draft situation and core of their team set to return to full health next season.

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